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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello and welcome to the news hour. i'm in doha with the top stories on al jazeera. palestine is recognized as a state by the international criminal court. biggest ever appeal in syria's refugees are top priority. >> since i was employed, i've killed over 50. >> kenya's secret hit squads
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undercover police admit to calling so-called radical muslims without trial, an al jazeera exclusive. >> and the simple technique saving the line lives of premate babies in india. we begin with breaking news from the past hour, that palestine status has been upgraded at the criminal court. it effectively opposit opens thr war crimes to be investigated in the territory. this comes on the same day that israel launched its own investigations into eight more alleged crimes by its forces in gaza this summer. we can speak to imtiaz tyab, but james bays is joining us from new york to tell us more about this decision, james. >> what is going on in new york
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is a meeting of the all the signatories, what is made up as the assembly of states parties is all the countries that signed this treaty which sets up the court, doesn't sit here in new york, but in the hague. they also let other countries, other nations from around the world who have not signed the icc treaty, they let them attend the meeting. now for the first time palestine is being allowed to attend, as one of those nonmember states. so in exactly the same way as the u.s. hadn't signed the international criminal court but it can observe the meeting, so are the palestinians allowed to attend in that status. so in other words, the international criminal court has recognized for the first time that palestine is a state. that's very, very important symbolically. it builds on the decision of the general assembly to chains the
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status of palestine, it builds on palestinians. of unesco and of those decisions in recent weeks of european governments to change their view of palestine and how they want to recognize palestine and some of those parliamentary votes we've seen. very important symbolically. the question mark is over how important this is legally because palestine hasn't ratified and signed the rome statute and isn't a member of the icc. one observer i spoke to said he thought that it would increase palestine's legal standing, one i spoke to didn't think it made.mucmademuch of a differency signed. so you have different views. >> james bays, a diplomatic reporting. crossing over to jerusalem, talking to imtiaz tyab, reaction
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to this decision that palestine is recognized as a state. >> reporter: well, at this stage no official reaction. we've reached out to the office and various other parts of the government to get some idea of the israeli response to this and at this stage most were unaware of this decision. whatever the case we certainly will be hearing from the israelis at some point if not this evening, sometime tomorrow. bear in mind the backdrop of all of this the israeli lawmakers are voting in parliament and will likely vote towards dissolving that parliament and the government. there's a lot going on. in saying that when we look at what james was mentioning when other governments, particularly european parliaments have changed their views on how to recognize palestine and other bodies the response have been fairly consistent and that
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response has been the fact that they believe that no unilaterally decision can b unil decision can be imposed on them. since then the decisions between the two sides have frankly gone very badly. not only have we seen the 50-day gaza war, we've also seen the situation in east jerusalem deteriorate very badly as well, any hopes for talks between both the palestinians and the israelis something very distant from now. so again no official reaction from the israelis, but as we've been saying we can speculate on what they may say. >> okay, imtiaz, thank you, imtiaz tyab reporting from west jerusalem. now the united nations is
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appealing for at least $16.4 billion to deal with humanitarian crises around the world in the coming year. it says 57.5 million people are desperately in need of aid and most vulnerable. the u.n. says it's facing an unprecedented level of suffering globally including a high number of people forced to flee within their own countries. the priorities for humanitarian aid are syria south sudan and iraq, they account for 70% of all the funding required. other countries are afghanistan, somalia, the democratic republic of congo, myanmar and yemen, a major strain on resources is the dramatic increase of displaced people, a trend they say is growing. >> each year we ask our donors for more, more funding for our appeals. but as needs rise, the resource gap is widening. responding to people's suffering must be a shared responsibility.
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and there must be a determined, collective effort through 2015 to close the growing gap between needs and resources. >> germany will suspend its diplomatic services in the egyptian capital starting thursday. this is third western country to announce such measures after canada and the u.c. trailer temy closed their missions in cairo. and australia announced. .graham banner former middle east correspondent. so could a specific threat have prompted this closure by germany? >> i think it's probably a series of increased information that the threat level has increased. and so each country has to make a decision whether to swenl services osuspendservices or clr
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embassies. this is what's happened right now in egypt. >> in your opinion will egypt see more closures by western embassies? >> i think this is a regional problem not just a egyptian problem. you're going to see these happen more often because embassies and governments have to be cautious about the well-being of their citizens and also people visiting their embassies. this is clear the embassies vjt beehaven't been closed but the consular activities have been suspended, not stopped. >> and despite the authorities saying egypt will provide all the security measures for all foreign embassies in the country? >> absolutely. i think you're going to see this as very common not just in egypt but elsewhere as the threat increases, the local governments are going to do everything they can to make sure that the diplomatic community is safe and secure. nevertheless each country has to make a decision about its own citizens and its own activities and that's what's going on at this time.
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>> what impact though will this have on egypt as owhole, sort of in the diplomatic arena and the international arena? >> it will probably have no impact whatsoever on egyptians role in the country. it remains an important national player and egypt will continue to play that role. clearly the egyptian authorities and the authorities at each of the facilities wick work together to make sure the facilities can open as soon as possible. >> lok thanokay thank you, al ja continues to insist on the release of its journalists held for 345 days, appealing against their convictions. syria and iran have condemned air strikes on syria calling them an active
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aggression. the iranian foreign minister saying israeli air strikes are only helping i.s.i.l. >> translator: as we have said these attacks are undergone very serious blows from the resistance of people in syria and iraq. >> syria has asked the u.n. to impose sanction he on israel for the air attacks. they also say another strike targeted a weapons cache in a town close to the lebanese border. israel has refused to confirm or deny the attacks. there has been an explosion in the lebanese town near syria, at least one person was wounded in that blast. arsal has seen sporadic violence
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since pulling out from that town in august. still to come on al jazeera: protests in india's capital and a ban for taxi booking service uber, over allegation a woman was raiche raped by a cab drive. coming up in sport we'll hear from the man in charge of the olympics as his plans for the future begin. but first, and for the first time, kenya's counterterrorism police have admitted taking part in extra judicial killings. they execute suspects without a trial and no due process. the kenyan government's assassination program are so-called process, with other
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countries including britt ann. simon bosman has this exclusive report. >> this is the body of one of 21 suspected radical muslims allegedly gunned down by kenya's police since 2012. macubury predicted his death when i met him last year. >> i'm the one who is in danger. >> aal jazeera's investigative unit has spoken exclusively with the hit men involved in the extra judicial killings. we agreed to conceal their identities. >> by government officials snrp >> since i was employed i killed more than 50. eliminating suspects. almost 500.
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>> a year? >> yeah. >> britain and america have provided millions of dollars of counterterrorism trainings and equipment to kenya's police and the officers claim western security agencies know about the killings. because they provide some of the intelligence in police reports like these obtained by al jazeera. >> reporter: do you think the british know that you guys are eliminating terrorist targets? >> they do. once they give us the information, they know what they've told us, we have worked it. the information you gave us has been worked on. >> the head of the international bar association says the interviews provide prima facie evidence that individuals from western governments are explicit in thcomeexplicit in the charge. >> if there are individuals that are found not just training but
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have found to be directing, supervising, targeting individuals that in current would be targeted in a killing, then there is a criminal responsibility. >> the british foreign office said it was aware of the allegation is of extra-judicial killings in kenya but rejected any involvement, while the kenyan police rejected running an elimination program. simon bozeman, al jazeera, nairobi. >> joining us from amsterdam, thank you for joining us. now we have these admissions from kenya's counterterrorism police that they did take part in extra judicial killings. you must be disturbed by this. >> i mean, these allegations are shocking. it's not surprising, because we've documented killings by the antiterrorism police unit in
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kenya and there is a long history of extra judicial killings by police and other units. but i think the level of coordination of deliberation and possibly of senior involvement in these killings is a new element and a very horrifying one. >> so what does this mean for accountability and bringing justice to the victims? >> well, this is an incredibly difficult question. because of course, just recently, we saw the international criminal court drop charges against president kenyatta for crimes committed in 2007 and 2008. we now have this evidence of a very serious orgd pattern of extra-judicial killings by police and other units. so all in all we're lookin lookg santa picture of no accountability in kenya, of all security forces and no political will to address it.
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and this should be incredibly alarming not just to kenyans who themselves could become victims of these squads but also to the international community who are kenya's partners. >> that is the question i wanted to ask you about the international impact of this, considering that according to our investigation, western sources, western governments, including britain knew about this. >> yeah, i think if there is clear evidence that western governments not only know, but continue to support this unit, despite the evidence of these atrocities, that is not just alarming, but for example, in the united states, it does have serious consequences. the united states government is supposed to suspend support for any unit that commits abuses broad. that it supports. and to date, i think we haven't seen a strong enough response from either the u.s. or the u.k,
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who are the two primary supporters of the antiterrorism police unit. and i do hope that this fresh evidence prompts them take this very seriously and react. >> that's what i also wanted to ask you. what do you want to see come out of this? what is needed right now? >> well, i think first and foremost, these foreign governments who are supporting these units should immediately suspend any kind of fundamental or other support. it's clearly unacceptable not only legally but also politically and in terms of kenya's stability and rule of law for foreign governments to be explicit in thes come explicf abuses, i see the evidence mounting of the serious allegations and the kenyan government so far has been
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reluctant to do anything about it. we haven't seen investigation opened into these charges. there perhaps needs to be an international investigation that will bring all of these pieces of evidence together and make serious recommendations for next steps. >> all right leslie, thank you very much. leslie lefko speaking to us from amsterdam. >> you can see this entire program monday december 8th at 2000 hours gmt. in brussels, two month extension to its bailout program. it was set to finish by the end of the year, at which time $295 billion will have been loaned to reese. crossing over to john siropolous, the question was what will happen with this extension and now we have an answer. >> well, the extension is purely technical.
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it's really just to give time to the inspectors who represent greece's european creditors to come back and to finish their final review and to allow greece to graduate from the european part of its oversight program. it doesn't actually add time to -- in total to how long greece will spend under financial supervision because the international monetary fund has already got a separate oversight period which extends to march of 2016. so the two periods overlap. so essentially what greece is saying is that we have graduated from the european part of our oversight program on the substance. we just need a few more weeks to conclude the processing of review. and those inspectors are expected in athens as soon as tomorrow. >> so a technicality john what you're saying but greece has been having a really hard time trying to balance its budget. >> that's right.
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and obviously, the $9 billion that will now be released after the successful completion of this review in terms of loan money that was still outstanding as part of this program will be an important part of meeting next year's budget commitments. one of the big bones of contention between greece and its creditors has been that the greeks believe they have a balanced budget next year, the first in many decades they say, with a 3% of gdp surplus. that means that the government will bring in more tax revenue than it will be spending internally on the country to the tune of 3% of the economy. the creditors dispute that, and they say there will actually be a couple of billion dollars less than that of tax revenue coming in or a little bit more of it being spent than greeks say there will be. that will now remain to be seen. the greeks have accepted an
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optional line of credit from the euro zone many which makes sure greece does not default on any of its loan payments next year should that fiscal gap truly prove to exist. >> thank you john. egypt has banned the taxi service uber following an alleged rape of a passenger by a driver. sexual assault cases have gained national and international attention. while uber has given its reaction to the allegations in a statement their ceo said what happened over the weekend in new delhi is horrific, we'll do everything we can to bring this perpetrator to jus justice and support the victim and her family. commercial licensing programs the case has prompted angry
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protests in new delhi. liddy dut i dutt is following ts story. >> once again raised key issues that india last been struggling to deal with in recent years. issues of rapes, women's rights and safety, and sexual rights in the country. we should clarify that uber operates in india by a web or mobile based system, essentially facilitating transportation between drivers and their cars and passengers who require their services. what's really key in this case is we're seeing it go forward right now is the idea that this is an issue that millions of working women across india have been struggling to deal with. getting to and from home every day, getting around some of the world's biggest cities and again their feeling, the stress and certainly the challenges of these very simple tasks.
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>> i totally depend on the cab if we are alone, we are careful going out in cabs but such incidents taking place in delhi is not at all safe and we do not feel safe about it. >> certain cab services are not actual solution. the solution would be to provide good measures, security measures. >> reporter: a great deal of disappointment here in new delhi and across the country. this country comes to light just a week or a little more ahead of the second anniversary of the gang rape of a medical student, again here in the capital. that generated global headlines and put the spotlight back on these very crucial issues of gender equality and of safety that india is really struggling to deal with. those issues are back in the spotlight and the questions that are coming to light now are how much has changed two years on and what really needs to be done
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to turn all the talk and all the policy initiatives into reality for many millions of people across the country. >> now the court in the netherlands has upheld a ban on uber. the california company could face fines of over $120,000 if it continues to operate in the country. uber has also faced legal action in germany for breaking local taxi rules. in the philippines, 23 people have been confirmed dead in the aftermath of typhoon hagupit. it's now been down graded to a tropical storm but still creating strong winds and heavy rain. people in low lying coastal areas of manila are spending the night in temporary shelters. and further south the port city of batanga has come to a standstill while residents wait for the storm to pass.
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>> four days in anticipation of the storm, and unpredictable seas. driver have had enough of sleeping, eating, living in their cabs. >> translator: there is a bit of fear. but it's okay. all the truck drivers are here in one place. so al altogether it's okay. >> they are supposed to be taking from manila across the water to the island of mindoro. but instead of delivering pallets of tiles they are sleeping on them. they expect to be doing so for awhile. >> we could being stuck here for two weeks. we are hoping the typhoon clears quickly so we can go back to our families. >> nearby, in manila too, services are closed down ahead of the storm. schools and public services are shut but emergency services have
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ramped up. batanga's sports complex is becoming the biggest of the shelter areas. in case the storm surge or flash flood takes their home. >> for a lot of the children here this is all one big adventure. less so for the adults. benita is here with her husband three of her children and eight of her grandchildren. >> translator: it's hard here, the children are running around, so it's noisy. floor the i is hard and nothingo sleep on. >> with so many people inside, officials feel armed protection is necessary. the skies are now clear enough for surveys to be done from the air and for emergency teams to try reach communities where communications are down. the down grade of hagupit to a
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tropical storm is welcome, but although the winds are not too destructive, the low lying waters are likely to flood. >> coming up, six detainees released from guantanamo bay start new lives in uruguay. >> first test match since the death of their team mate.
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>> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> this trial was a sham... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live.
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>> a deal went against they're own government >> egypt mismanaged it's gas industry >> taking the country to the brink of economic ruin >> this is because of a corrupt deal to an assigned to basically support two dodgy businessmen
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an israeli one, and an egyptian one... >> al jazeera exposes those who made a fortune betraying an entire nation >> you don't feel you owe an explanation to the egyptian people? >> >> al jazeera investigates egypt's lost power on al jazeera america >> hello again the top stories on the al jazeera news hour. palestine's status has been upgraded at the international criminal court. it could open up war crimes being investigated in the territory. the united nations says it needs over 160 billion to deal with priority humanitarian aid, syria, south sudan, and iraq. and condemned israeli air
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strikes inside syria. damascus has called upon u.n. to declare areas. well israel israel has been accf carrying out air strikes on syria on seven separate locations since the war began in 2011. in two areas near the capitol. in march syrian positions were targeted in response to an attack on israeli soldiers on the occupied englan goanl golan. earlier, i spoke to middle east analyst can joseph keshian, he told me it is unlikely u.n. will respond to syria's call. >> deckly speaking syria is
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entitled to put its grievance at the security council. but the security council is composed of members that will obey or at least follow the rules of the united nations. in the past syria has not followed those recommendations i think it will be very difficult for the security council members to now take into account syria's grievances. >> why would this happen right now? as you pointed out, this is not the first time we've seen it in 2013 but why now? >> i think presumably the israelis have some kind of intelligence trying to show them that in fact there are transfers of weapons which will change the balance of power on the ground. the opposition forces are relatively weak, the syrian army has gained a great deal of strength, it has gained inroads. this could be a cat and mouse game that the israelis are playing as well because it is in the israeli interest not to end
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this conflict. the pechtion o perpetuation is g they will benefit from. last time used was by the u.s. army in vietnam. sue turton reports from the crossing on the iraq-syria border. >> an i.s.i.l. attack at night, without night vision equipment the kurdish fighters are blindless and defenseless. i.s.i.l. fighters are using the cover of darkness to sneak up on peshmerga positions to kill or take them. the peshmerga know how crucial it is to keep control. the general realized the best way to do that was by lighting up the darkness. the vast majority of the attacks have been at night.
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so the general here has come up with this ingenious idea of using flood lights to light up the battlefield so they can see the i.s.i.l. fighters coming towards them. this seems to have made the difference because they haven't had an attack now for the last ten days. interesting technique haven't been used since the '50s and '60s, when the americans were using it in the vietnam and korean war. the soldiers say they've even managed to spot a suicide bomber driving towards them and stop him before he could get too close. at day break there's a fighter jet overhead striking an area to the west of mosul. today the cloud cover isn't too heavy but the general in control of the crossing knows much heavier weather is on its way so that means tack tils will have o change.
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>> translator: we have a plan for the winter, but it has to be defensive rather than attacking. all we can do is hold the line. >> reporter: the peshmerga says, without air support, the winter months could see the momentum turn in i.s.i.l.'s favor is more weapons and fighters don't join the peshmerga's are ranks. sue tu turton, iraq-israeli bor. muslim houthi leaders have become the main political force in yemen since they captured sanaa in september. and a boat carrying migrants from ethiopia, has surchgd. the interior minister says that incident took place in a port city. the vessel capsized due to high tides and rough waters.
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nearly all drown off the coast of yemen. 60 detainees from the guantanamo bay compound are starting their new lives in uruguay. their release which has been approved years ago has been delayed because of bureaucracy. >> uruguay is so far from the six men' homes which for now they cannot return to. but it's also a long way from guantanamo and this for them is what counts. they're being treated at hospital before their resettlement begins. >> he's hopeful that with possible continued care in uruguay it will hem hi help hima better life. >> a burning desire to be
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reunited with their families. the uruguayan authorities are helping these men to rebuild their lives from home. jose moheka outspoken on human rights, especially guantanamo. >> translator: that's not a present, it's a kidnapping den because a prison needs some kind of law some kind of prosecutor. a judge, whoever that may be, a minimum reference to the law. that place has none of that. >> the guantanamo bay detention camp opened in 2002 to detain so-called terror suspects in the wake of the september 11th attack. according to the u.s. group reprieve, the u.s. acknowledged holding 770 people at the camp to date. most of them were never charged. six years after president obama
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president obama pledged to close the facility there are still 136 inmates, 67 of whom are cleared for release, but they can't send them home because of security concerns and their home countries are unwilling to take them back. >> when you talk about the future they raise an eyebrow at you and say, "i have no future." but i'm happy to say that's what i'm here to talk to him about. >> when president obama signed the executive order to close the camp, many believed it would take months but not years. but the process has proved arduous. more detainees are expected to be released before the year is out but the others who are actually facing charges or deemed too dangerous to be set free really stand in the way of the closure of guantanamo bay prison. daniel sandley, al jazeera,
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montevideo.. >> speaking to ambassador to the u.n, joining us, thank you for being with us on the al jazeera news hour. >> thank you for having me. >> what this upgrade now means for palestinians? >> well, let me first of all explain that in the past we've participated as an observer entities under rules 92 of the rules of procedure of the icc. today we participated as an observer state under rule 94 and that rule, it invites states to participate as observers, states that have not signed the statute or become a member of the ic crferlt. sicc. so it's significant that the ic
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invited a group of states among them the state of palestine to observe as an observer state. which means that the general assembly -- >> will the palestinians be pursuing their legal rights? will they be signing up to the rome statutes? >> i think that this is, you know, sending a signal that we are inching closer and closer to the moment of signing on becoming, you know, a state party to the icc. we have consensus among the palestinian people and among the political groups inside the plo and outside the plo, that we should take that step. what happened today is inching further forward in this direction. and let me add that you know that joining the icc which is a legal step, diplomatic, political, civilized, peaceful
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step in order to seek accountability and to seek justice for our people, and to follow israeli liters who are responsible for committing crimes against the palestinian people including war crime. so therefore you know exercising our right -- >> ambassador the palestinians have been threatening for many months for a long time to fully join the icc. what is the delay? >> i didn't really know, it is in the hands of the palestinian leadership, including president mahmoud abbas to select the appropriate moment for taking that step. as i said, there is consensus among us for doing so. it is not a contentious issue whether to join or not to join. it is only a matter of selecting the appropriate time, and that time is the discretion of the palestinian leadership and we should respect that. >> i would like to get a direct
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answer from you on when that time is going to be. >> i have a gut feeling that we are getting close to that moment because it is our right, it is a legal thing, it is a peaceful thing. it is a civilized thing. all nations like in the meeting this morning that i attended, of the general assembly of the icc, the leaders, they appeal to those that who have not joined the icc to do so. there are 122 countries out of close to 200 countries. so there is a number of countries that should join the iccc. from the arab countries there are only two. the state of palestine might be the third one to join jordan and tunisia. so there are many arab countries also that are not members of the icc. perhaps the state of palestine will be the third one. >> let me just then finally ask you about how you think momentum is going with the palestinians
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following a recent european vote as we saw also now that palestine is recognized as a member and several u.n. bodies. what does this mean for the momentum? >> i think world is fed up with the intransigence of israel and the fact that it is acting as a state above the law and people do want to send a strong message to the israeli leaders that enough is enough. you have to behave as a civilized country respecting the law, respecting the lives of the palestinian people and their occupation and above all, this occupation that lasted too long, 47 years, it has to end and it has to end now, it has to end very soon. and this is what we're working on adopting security council resolution that would stipulate the basis of the solution which is reflected in international
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law and many u.n. resolutions and to put a time frame on it and also to have a new mechanism of negotiation. so we are actively engaging members of the city council for that end and we hope also that the citsecurity council will mon the same as the general assembly of the icc in new york. >> and thank you very much for joining us on al jazeera news hour. >> you're very welcome. thank you . >> president maniih rajipatsa hs entered into the run. >> mohamed rajipaxa, and his
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minority party, though he's going where no have i lan can an leader has gone. he had a hopeful note. >> hifng third term. is. >> i'll be very happy. i know that people are with me. so it's very clear, i would say. >> his main rival is his former health minister who joinedthe race as the common opposition candidate. >> rule of law and build a country without corruption fraud. >> has pledged to abolish the executive presidency within 100 is days of the election. one month to go to choose sri lanka's new leader. the president, facing an
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unprecedented third term. level of violence the is likely to escalate. the you're is a major one for the elections chief particularly at grass roots level. >> we have obtained these political culture that is most important thing. i asked the political leaders and all the candidates and the secretary to support me to educate these local level politicians about political culture and about the situation. >> crossovers between the major camps. thee are likely to continue in the runup to the january 8th poll. manel fernandez, al jazeera, clocolumn bo.
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colombo. >> we'll look into investing in the future of the beautiful game.
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>> well, neonatal doctors in india say cheap plastic sheets can save the lives of thousands of premature babies born in the country each year. india accounts for one in four of all premature deaths worldwide.
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victoria gayton reports. >> premature babies are prone to hypothermia which can be life threatening. >> probably a better chance for the baby to maintain temperatures. probably a better chance for the baby to maintain the sugars. >> many don't survive the journey. >> in our country, mortality is very high. almost 20 to 25% of neonates dying throughout india. >> babies wrapped in polythene survive easier than those wrapped in cloth. the method could make a real difference to babies born in rural areas. >> a lot of babies are born at
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smaller places. they don't have level 2 or level 3 services. the mortality increases because these babies become hypo thermic throughout. the temperature goes down. >> unicef says india has made significant progress in reducing childhood mortality over the years. almost 3% of all babies born prematurely during the year in india die. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. give us your opinion of how effective this is wrapping babies in plastic sheets. >> it certainly does prevent hypothermia. the temperature of babies transported in wrapping is
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higher than those transported in cloth. it's simple and effective. >> are there any number of babies that this technique actually does not address, though? >> absolutely there are. because a premature baby needs warmth, they need protection from infection and those two issue can be addressed by polycene film. a baby needs transporting to a neonate unit. that's going to be really the critical thing but i see the policy and wrap as being a big advance. >> is there something that can actually be used in other developing countries as well? >> it certainly can. but i think the box line is, it really depends on how far from the facilities, from the high technical neonatal intense care
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facilities the birth takes place in. and i think you need to look at why we have so much preterm birth. doctors have not been able to crack the issue of preterm birth, before 37 weeks. although the outcome has improved for a lot of babies in the west who are born premature it hasn't so much in other countries. and if you look at india overall they've got nearly a 3% death rate in the neonatal period. that's ten times the death rate of the united kingdom which is not too high up the ladder. i see this as helping babies and improving their survival. >> dr. carol cooper thanks so much for speaking to us from london. >> thank you. >> time for sports news with
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sara. >> thank you so much. thomas back is aiming to get 40 proposals approved over the next two days in monaco. make the bidding and hoatsing process morand hostingissues mo. >> today, is decision day. it's the day when, after debate, of more than one year, and with a great participation, we can change from discussion-mode to decision-mode. >> substantivsebastian cole is r drug testing programs to be
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moved from national studies. he instead wants an independent group to conduct tests worldwide. after a german era, reportedly covered up routine drug tests and they systematically supported a doping scheme across the country. >> this is not simply an athlete falling foul of the codes within the sport. the allegation here is that you know this is a systemic abuse and they need to be probably reply investigated. and we also have to be conscious, acutely consus that a disproportion, to a man's international damage is being done to the sport by a relatively few countries and that's something that my council
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colleagues have had to purely think about. >> australian iccette, philipp hughes died after being hit in a domestic game last month. that will now get underway, adelaide with captain michael clark fit to play. named the team's 13th man. while 60 seconds of applause will be held marking hughes final score. >> get that into the game a bit more bus i it this of think meantly we've had a few training sessions, the vibe is did and everybody is playing cricket out there doing their best, i guess that's their goal. we have to wait until when we get out there to see how we feel, we'll probably feel a
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little bit better. >> after attending the funeral i was taken aback because phil was one of the guys i used to interact with. when he used to come on tours and even in australia when i meant with him. i did a camp in 2008, i knew him from then and i was always closer to him than most of the guys. >> euntd kickoff against south harchl ton, without a focus on hampton. the relationship has been frosty ever since. >> i don't have to describe my relationship with the opponent, the trainer of the opponent. i don't think that that's more private i think. we play against south hampton
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and i think we have to speak abouaboutsouthhampton. >> saying there was not in evidence evidence. the city development coach, took his under 21 side of the pitch during a friendly meet against the hnk reika. after one of his players complained he suffered racial abuse. the opening of the $320 million academy. the project has taken six years to come to life. that's all of sports for me. i'll have more later oneen. >> thanks for watching the al jazeera news hour. for viewers in the united states it's back to your regular programming on al jazeera america. for international viewers we hand you over to our london broadcasting center with more
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